On July 27, the CDC recommended that all Americans, including those fully vaccinated, restore indoor public camouflage in any area of the country where the prevalence of COVID19 is significant. Earlier it was required to wear masks in schools, and it is now recommended that all students and faculty, and staff wear masks in full-time classes, regardless of their vaccination status. The new leadership of the CDC is a direct result of its rapid spread in the United States, with an increase in new cases in recent weeks, especially unvaccinated cases.
Before the CDC policy changes, Delta Wave has caused many local officials across the country to reintroduce general requirements or warnings for internal masks. After the CDC’s announcement, Nevada announced that it would adjust state policies to adapt to the new guidelines, requiring 12 of the 17 counties to wear masks.
Those Who Have Been Vaccinated, Requirements Masks Also Restored.
Since then, Sacramento and Yolo Counties in Louisiana, California; Washington, DC. Although many House Republicans did not approve of this task, Kansas City, Missouri, and The U.S. The House of Representatives restored their home mask authorization for all personal jobs on the side of the Capitol.
The debate about masks is still politically tense, especially because officials at the federal, state, and local levels have put forward many conflicting suggestions on this topic. These suggestions are not always scientific and reasonable and are often based on party affiliation. New missions and chaos now seem likely. The following are the positions of this debate, the meaning of the new CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) mask guidelines, the return of mask requirements, and the opinions of public health experts.
CDC now recommends that everyone in closed public places, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask in any community where COVID19 is significant or highly spread, which means that 50 new COVID cases are confirmed for every 100,000 residents anywhere in the past 7 days.
For schools, the CDC now recommends that all students, teachers, and school staff in the United States, regardless of whether they are vaccinated or not, wear masks in schools, but emphasizes that the school has not resumed face-to-face teaching.
CDC also stated that vaccinated people should not only be tested for COVID19 when they develop symptoms of COVID but they should also be tested for COVID19 if they have had recent close contact with people with suspected or confirmed cases.
Regarding the reasons for the agency’s change, of course, CDC Director Rochelle Walenski cited new data on the Delta variant, which is different from all other strains because it may cause outbreaks in unvaccinated and vaccinated people. Although vaccines continue to provide reliable protection against serious illness and death, so-called breakthrough infections can still occur, and in the case of breakthrough delta infections, they can spread to other vaccinated and unvaccinated people. A breakthrough delta infection may have the same viral load as an unvaccinated person.
Overall, the mask requirements that apply to vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals should be used primarily to protect the unvaccinated people responsibly for almost all new COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in the United States. COVID is easily spread in rooms, and there is no practical way to distinguish them or enforce a masking ban that only applies to unvaccinated people.
Therefore, the only way to ensure that unvaccinated people wear a mask is when everyone is told to wear a mask. On the other hand, although breakthrough infections are rare and rarely have serious consequences, they do have risks, especially for people with compromised immune systems.